Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He grew up in Sacramento, attended California State University, Chico, and lives in Dallas.

City

Seattle’s new data dashboard highlights city performance

by Colin Wood • 2 days ago

“Performance Seattle” is part of Mayor Jenny Durkan’s call to improve accountability and build “the city of the future.”

State

How Texas responded to a massive ransomware attack in ‘record time'

by Colin Wood • 2 days ago

It was through years of preparation and policymaking, Texas CIO Todd Kimbriel tells StateScoop.

State

State CIO priorities align with the future on NASCIO's 2020 list

by Colin Wood • 2 days ago

Cybersecurity is still on top, but new additions and changes indicate technology leaders are becoming more forward-thinking.

State

Vermont to start using blockchain for cannabis tracking

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

Since decriminalizing the drug in 2018, state CIO John Quinn says interest in growing licenses has skyrocketed.

State

Louisiana CIO shares ransomware's silver lining

by Colin Wood • 4 days ago

Though disruptive, ransomware in Louisiana connected state and education officials and matured the state's cybersecurity posture.

City

New California tech lobby focuses on business with state and local government

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

Led by former California state official and CompTIA executive Jennifer Saha, TechCA will seek to help industry “be a better partner to government.”

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